On MetaMask, the seed phrase or secret mnemonic phrase is a recovery phrase consisting of 12 words. These words are part of a bip 39 standard which contains 2048 words from the English dictionary. Note that this bip 39 standard is not respected by all wallets, so you may not be able to re-import your phrase into any wallet.
The concept is simple: come words are easily memorable because they are composed of only 3 letters. In any case, from 4ème letter, each of these words becomes totally unique. That is, if you start by typing the first 4 letters, the end of the word will be displayed in an intuitive way. It is therefore impossible to make a mistake when typing restoration of its seed phrase.
In any case, if you are looking to secure your seed phrase after opening your account on MetaMask, the best solution is to combine it with a hard wallet and to protect the seed phrase with our solution !
How do you export your secret phrase from MetaMask?
Export your seed phrase from your current browser (Chrome)
1 – Log in to your MetaMask account or create one.
2 - Click on the account containing cryptos (often account 1).
3 - Then click on " Parameters " with the wheel and then in the list that appears.
4 - Select " Security and privacy ".
5 - Then click on "Reveal the secret recovery phrase".
6 - You must then re-enter your passwordfor obvious security reasons.
7 - Your secret recovery phrase is displayed.
8 - At this point, you have the option of copying it (it is saved in the clipboard). You will then only have to use the option " paste " later) or save it in a csv file.
9 - You can now go to another browser or directly to your smartphone, in order to proceed to theimport your wallet using the secret phrase.
Import the seed phrase into the Brave browser
To import your recovery phrase into the Brave :
1 - Log into your MetaMask account from the Brave navigator by downloading the Metamask extension for Brave.
2 - It is directly requested to restore the account using the seed phrase.
3 - You need to enter the 12 words of your seed phrase before creating a new password, confirm it and finally click on "Restore".
4 - You can now access the funds in your Wallet from Brave.
If some currencies are not visible, you can click on "Add tokens and search for the corresponding missing items in the search bar.
For example: you enter the first letters of Compound : " COMP " and the list appears below. You select the one you want and you can then access your account balances.
Connect your Metamask wallet to SafePal
You also have the possibility to restore your wallet in a physical wallet, also called "hard wallet.
We have based the following explanations on a SafePal wallet.
Once you have it, we invite you to click on the + at the top right of the screen.
Then you select "Software portfolioand then "import via recovery phrase".
It is possible to import Seed Phrase of 12, 15, 18, 21 or even 24 words. You have to enter the 12 words from the seed phrase of the MetaMask then enter the " Name of the portfolio " before clicking on "Import a portfolioat the bottom of the screen.
All funds are then restored to the Wallet.
It is also possible to have the details and to find all the transactions made, as well as the address. To do this, you click on a currency in the list and you access a screen displaying the incoming and outgoing flows.
The restore a crypto wallet using the seed phrase has no more secrets for you!
How do I get my MetaMask account back?
Forgot your MetaMask password? Is your recovery passphrase invalid?
And don't forget to secure your access so that your heirs can always access your assets.
If you were to pass away, who could access your digital currencies? If you don't leave them to your loved ones through the Legapass solution, they could fall into the hands of hackers.
Prepare your digital transmission now by opening your account.